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YEAR 1

PART I

Business Halacha Fundamentals

Elul 5780 

Tishrei 5781 (Expanded Yom Tov Edition)

  • Choshen Mishpat and the Yom Tov of Succos

    • Engaging real-life Halachic applications relevant to the unique mitzvos, customs and icons of Succos

    • Commerce on Chol Hamoed

PART II

Setting up a Kosher Business

Winter 5781

  • Introduction to Choshen Mishpat and Business Halacha -1

  • Gezel – 2

  • Gezel Akum -1

  • Ta’os and Mate Akum -1

  • Geneivas Da’as – 2

  • Acceptable Marketing – 2

  • Headhunting – Recruitment and Ma’arufia – 1

  • Hiring, Employment Agreements and Salary Structures – 1

  • Hiring Jewish – 1

  • Halachic Deals and Documents – 3

    • Understanding Asmachta

    • Agreements and Kinyan Devarim

    • The Halachic “Agreement Validation” Clause

  • Non-Competes and Non-Circumvent – 1

  • Partnership Structuring –  2

  • Corporations, Trusts and Legal Entities – 1

  • Hasogas Gevul and Competition – 2

NISSAN 5781 (Expanded Yom Tov Edition)

  • Corporate Chametz – The Issues and Solutions

  • Isurei Hana’ah

PART III

Maintaining a Kosher Business

Summer Zman 5781 – Commitments and Kinyanim

  • Kinyanim Expounded – 2

  •  Mi Shepara, Mechusar Amana etc. – 2

  • Situmta – The Kinyanim of the Marketplace – 1

  • Ona’ah – 2

  • Mekach Ta’os- 4

Summer Break 5781

  • Tzedaka and Maaser

    • As a business and individual

YEAR 2

Elul 5781 Maintaining a Kosher Work Environment

  • Yichud in the Workplace – 2

  • Interaction With the Opposite Gender – 2

Tishrei 5782 (Expanded Yom Tov Edition)

  • Websites and E-Commerce on Shabbos an Yom Tov

Winter 5782 (Leap Year) – 1st Semester

  • Loans and Guarantees – 2

  • Ribbis 101 / The Basics  – 4

  • Insurance Issues – 1

  • Brokerage – 2

  • Lashon Hara In Business – 2

  • Legal Holidays and Chukos HaGoyim – 1

Winter 5782 – 2nd Semester – When Things Don’t Go As Expected:

  • Bais Din – 3

  • Din and Lifnim Mishuras Hadin – 2

  • Arkaos – 2

  • Quitting, Firing, and Severance – 2

  • Partnership Dissolution – 2

  • Collections – 2

  • Bankruptcy – 1

Nissan 5782 – Expanded Yom Tov Edition

  • Maintaining a Facility on Pesach

 Summer 5782 –  Final Testing and Review

YEAR 3 AND BEYOND

Choshen Mishpat Supplemental Track

  • More In-Depth and intricate learning of many of the abovementioned topics 
  • Nizkei Shcheinim
  • Mazik, Garmi, and Halachic Torts
  • Hashavas Aveida
  • Mitzva of Lending
  • Yerusha and Trusts
  • Trustees and Executors
  • Shomrim and Fiduciaries
  • Shluchim and Agents
  • Harsha’a and Power of Attorney
  • The Shibuda D’Reb Nosson Law
  • Hefker
  • Pruzbul

Industry-Specific Tracks and Supplemental In-Depth Track

Real Estate Track:

  • General Real Estate
  • Bar Metzra
  • Acquisitions and Ani Hamehapech
  • Lo Sachmod
  • Brokerage
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Zoning Laws
  • Rent Control and Evictions
  • Fix and Flip
  • Administrations and Boards

HealthCare Track:

  • Shabbos and Yom Tov
  • The Kosher Kitchen
  • Employment Training
  • Facility and Housekeeping 
  • Compliance and Fiduciary
  • Partnership and Employment
  • Medical Issues

Finance and Ribbis Track:

  • Introduction: Understanding Ribbis
  • Ribbis of Non Jews and Mumar
  • Foreign Currencies and Commodities: Se’ah Bese’ah in Today’s Marketplace
  • Corporate Lending & Borrowing
  • Credit Unions – Ownership in Ribbis Entities
  • Credit Unions: Paying Ribbis by Court Order
  • Pesika:Deposits & Price Guarantees
  • Tarsha- Paying for Credit & Early Bird Specials
  • Arvus & Ribbis: Cosigning on a Non Jew’s Loan
  • Arvus & Ribbis: Cosigning on a Ribbis Loan
  • Differentiating Between Expenses & Interest: Defining the Two
  • Ribbis in Partnerships
  • Ribbis in Contracts – Capital Calls and Late Fees
  • Deal Syndication & The Real Estate Process From Negotiation to Closing
  • Ribbis as a Knas: Fines & Penalties
  • Purchasing Tax Liens and Mortgage Bundles
  • Using a Purchased Item When the Sale was Reversed
  • Selling Conditional on Reversing the Sale
  • Ribbis Responsibilities of Lawyers, Brokers, and Witnesses
  • Review of Ribbis Fundamentals
  • Hard Money Loans & Heter Iska – Kulo Pikadon; Chatzi Milve
  • Heter Iska- The Approach of Reb Moshe Feinstein
  • Heter Iska Klali and Loans Specified to be Al Pi Heter Iska
  • Ribbis Mukdemes – Ribbis MeUcheres
  • Ribbis Devarim
  • Defining Ribbis: Gifts, Favours and Charitable Donations
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